Last Updated on October 3, 2022
President Donald Trump is heading to the state of Nevada to campaign for Sheriff Joe Lombardo for governor and for fellow Republican Adam Laxalt for the United States Senate. Lombardo is running against scandal-plagued Democrat governor Steve Sisolak, who devastated Nevada with his draconian COVID lockdowns. Sisolak is also facing massive allegations of corruption.
On October 8, Trump will speak at a rally at Minden-Tahoe Airport and Lombardo and Laxalt will join him. In the governor’s race, Lombardo is hammering Sisolak for his COVID lockdowns, which reportedly led to 95,000 small businesses closing in the state and Nevada ranking fifth in the country in unemployment. Sisolak also faces a bevy of scandals, according to the website corruptsisolak.com, which accuses Sisolak of favoring an inaccurate COVID testing company linked to a Sisolak donor and of covering up government contracts to his wife.
Sisolak forced schoolchildren to wear masks for an extremely long time, which prompted one of the most jarring images in recent American political history: little kids in a Las Vegas, Nevada school cheering wildly when a loudspeaker announcement finally informed them in February of this year that they could breathe freely yet again.
Sisolak, on the other hand, might be breathing heavily as MAGA pressure comes after him. Can Nevada enjoy an economic rebound if Sisolak is finally voted out? And will the vote-counting actually go fairly in the state known for its rampant political corruption? Time will tell. In the meantime, President Trump and his supporters will work overtime to put people back to work in Nevada, and to put Sisolak on the unemployment line.
A classroom of elementary school students erupted into cheers in Las Vegas, Nevada, after their teacher announced they would no longer have to wear masks to school. pic.twitter.com/v5FfohTS7s
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 13, 2022